Bug 68032 - Linux: CUPS: Landscape printing prints as portrait with content turned at 90 degree
Summary: Linux: CUPS: Landscape printing prints as portrait with content turned at 90 ...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 69359 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Print
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Reported: 2013-08-12 18:52 UTC by Ruslan Kabatsayev
Modified: 2021-11-19 06:26 UTC (History)
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Description Ruslan Kabatsayev 2013-08-12 18:52:02 UTC
This bug is very similar to bug 55085 which appears to be abandoned. The difference is that I reproduce it on Linux, not MacOS.
So, here're steps to reproduce:
1. Start Writer
2. Format-Page-Landscape-OK
3. Type "test" or anything else
4. Ctrl+P, OK
5. Take the page out of the printer and see that instead of normal landscape printout you get a turned & cropped version, i.e. landscape data on portrait printout.

I've tested LibO 3.5-4.1, and bug reproduces in all versions.
Workaround is similar to that mentioned in bug 55085 - export to PDF and print from PDF viewer, which then works OK.

I'm using AcuLaser C1100 and CUPS 1.5.0.
Comment 1 tommy27 2013-09-21 07:19:33 UTC
do you still see this in 4.0.5 or 4.1.1?
Comment 2 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2013-09-21 07:21:34 UTC
I saw it in 4.1.1
Comment 3 tommy27 2013-09-29 14:07:38 UTC
*** Bug 69359 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 EDWARD R SCOTT 2014-01-13 06:47:15 UTC
This problem still exists with printing in landscape; it only turns the portrait output 90 degrees before printing.  Must I export the page in PDF format first before printing to get all columns which should appear in landscape mode?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 55085 ***
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2014-01-13 09:25:16 UTC
Re-opening, as ERS has confirmed that bug still present.

Removing DUP status as :

1) that previous bug report did not receive sufficient information from the original poster to be able to reproduce, and

2) it concerned OSX and not Linux.

Comment 6 edonkey2001-libreoffice 2014-04-09 16:52:59 UTC
An user on IRC had the same problem on on more than one computer, I can't replicate it though.
The pdf workaround works.
Comment 7 Joel Madero 2014-11-05 03:33:02 UTC
looks like this is confirmed (maybe?) moving to NEW as REOPENED is incorrect status.
Comment 8 Alex Thurgood 2015-11-02 10:21:47 UTC
*** Bug 95453 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:21:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Don Wade 2017-09-01 14:19:41 UTC
I have retested this issue using LibreOffice on a PCLinuxOS machine using kernel 4.12.7, and the problem with a Landscape page printing the text in Portrait instead of Landscape as selected is still present. I verified that it is not just my printer causing the problem by testing the same landscape page in a different word processing application (Abiword 3.0.2) and it did print correctly when I tried that. 

Not sure what the problem is in LibreOffice but it is still printing incorrectly when the page is set to Landscape.
Comment 11 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2017-09-05 10:02:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Alex Thurgood 2017-09-05 12:34:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Don Wade 2017-10-23 22:04:27 UTC
I have retested this using both an updated PCLinuxOS install and Ubuntu 17.04 and in these test the print worked as needed. I used format page to landscape, copied & pasted text used from previous test, printed....all text was printed correctly in landscape format.  It appears this has been fixed but the version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu is older than the version found on PCLOS. Perhaps an "operator error" on my part? But it is working now, so I am happy.
Comment 14 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2017-10-24 05:47:59 UTC
I still reproduce this with LibreOffice downloaded from libreoffice.org on the same system as originally (LFS with CUPS 1.5.0).
Comment 15 Greg 2017-12-14 15:56:53 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 16 Pete K. 2017-12-20 19:33:21 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 17 Mike Kaganski 2017-12-25 12:04:49 UTC
Replies referring to macOS are irrelevant here; that problem is fixed in bug 92190.
Comment 18 Mike Kaganski 2017-12-25 12:43:16 UTC

I doubt that this was actually confirmed independently here (both EDWARD R SCOTT in comment 4, and edonkey2001-libreoffice@yahoo.it in comment 6 failed to mention the OS at least); though there are some indications that similar problems indeed happen on some Linux boxes (https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/57515/stuck-in-landscape-but-i-chose-portrait-help/ - see comment by timbopt to original question).

Still, it seems highly specific to some boxes; and it's still not clear how to reproduce the problem.

You seem to have it consistently since long ago, throughout many versions. I suppose it's on the same box? No HW changes? Could you try to reproduce on e newly installed system (say, in a VM)? If it doesn't reproduce there, then could you try to find the differences in configurations, to nail problem down?
Comment 19 QA Administrators 2019-05-07 02:42:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 20 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2021-03-11 12:24:21 UTC
I no longer actively use LibO, and this bug has a workaround for me. Since I seem to be the only one who experiences it, I'm closing it as "works for me" (where "me" is everyone but myself).